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EDITORIALS Schools Ready Again for Tremendous Job OYS and girls and young people throughout the nation are making the final preparations for return to school This annual trek back to classrooms finds school administrators and teachers in the public and parochial schools of Ma- pon City getting set, to accommodate approximately 5,700 young citizens, Getting teachers and classrooms ready ·for this large army'of youngsters is a gigantic task. Last minute changes have had to be made in teaching personnel to f i l l sudden vacancies. Our boys and girls'arc, of course, the finest possession that we have. Providing them with an education is one of our ino.Ht gacred privileges. That is why there is so much concern in engaging touchers, buying equipment, rehabilitating present, facilities and even in plans for new and much needed buildings. rpHAT Mason CJity now, as it has in tho ·*- past, is willing to provide the best possible schools is evident from the fact that a budget of more than two millions has been approved for the coming year, an increase of $237,184 over last year. Of this amount$1,598,450 is raised by taxation. Add to' this the cost of equipping 'the youngsters with clothes and other needs for school, as well as many allied costs and It'will.be seen that this business of cducn- .'tion is/a big business indeed. This matter of acquiring an education Is an American heritage and Americans have always taken pride in providing the best that is possible. BELOW/ TINY ACORNS, MIGHTY OAKS ByCargill 1DUCATION is,'admittedly, expensive. But it is something we wouldn't daro go without if we 'are to preserve .our democratic institutions, which are founded on the principle of an intelligent and informed electorate. Realising this we accept the cost as a responsibility ?that 'cannot ,be alighted. , From the time Mason City" built that first two room schoolhouse in ,a wooded area on the present site of the hew Methodist Church, its people have insisted on hnv- 'ing the best possible schools. * It will be a sad day for Mason City Ihould time come when they cease insisting. IT'S H E R N SAID; There, is,-however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.--Edm u n d , Burke. Little Johnny can't understand---and nobody can explain to him--why June, July and August are so much shorter than any other three months of the year, "They don't" is probably the simple answer to a contemporary's question; "How do girls manage to keep a thimble on those long fingernails?" Adiai says Jils heart wiil always be in Illinois. And Republicans frankly hope that his foody and mind will always be with his heart. A visit to the zoo at least has the value of convincing Junior that there are homelier creatures in the world than old Dad. The more blood civilians give through t h e Red Cross, the more our lads in Korea are going to believe in miracles. "Good riddance" is a typical Republican reaction to Col. McCormtck's departure from the GOP. When Betty GrabJe is in a movie, a good many male viewers fall to look for the plot. Memo to Motorists: That "middle-of-the-road" policy Is for politicians, not drivers. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchange* E!i.nhow»r fi«tt Qualified Alfiona ,Advance: The fact that the United Stales is committed to a policy of foreign intervention by invitation at least, makes the choice of the next President of these United States pretty important from a world outlook n.s well as our own. Granting that both Elsenhower and Stevenson are capable of domestic administration, and overlooking, for the moment, all the other facets of the political situation, it would seem more important to have Eisenhower as President than Stevenson. Start Ducking Boy« Greene Recorder: The quality of .the candidates would seem to obiiviate a dirty campaign, but we have scant confidence that it will prove such. And the voters should prepare themselves to sort out the propaganda from the truth in able to make an outstanding decision In November. For the need of the proper man has seldom been so critical as at present. AdUi Slaps Truman : Eagle Grove Eagle: No U. S. President has ever received such a slap in the face as Truman did when'the Democratic: nominee, Adiai Stevenson, referred to "The Moss in Washington." It will be interesting.to see how the boys who sit around the table and run things in Washington react to such treatment from their own handpicked presidential nominee. Advtrtlting Iowa Corn Clarion Monitor: Many Iowa motorists who have been carrying on an intensive campaign for some time to have some form of advertising on automobile license plates had cause to cheer wildly Friday when Gov. W. S, Beardsley announced that the new plates for .1953 will bear the words, "The Corn State." Don'f Be Impatient A NUMBER of Republican newspapers, including the 39 in, the Scripps-Howard organization, have bemoaned the failure of Dvvight Eisenhower to conduct a fighting campaign so far in his bid for the presidency. · Ike is "running like a dry creek," said "the Scripps-Howard New York World-Telegram in an editorial emblazoned across its front page this week. But just; a minute, please. The campaign hasn't opened yet. It isn't scheduled to in either party until Labor Duy--Monday, Sept. 1, Those who already have out the crying towel should remember that Dwighfc Eisenhower on past record is strictly a winner. Several times he has let it be known that he 'didn't enter the contest with any idea of departing from'that precedent. Obviously Ike can't stand still and win on the basis of last June's public opinion polls. But did he ever say he planned to do that? A Bigot's Career Ends MERICANS who put a premium of intelligence and tolerance in their congressmen were pleased with what happened to Rep. John Rnnkin, Mississippi's ^militant advocate of white supremacy, in a primary election this week. This peddler of racial hate and bigotry took a sound vtrouncing. And it's about time. He is in liis 16th term In the lower House. His opponent, Tom Abernethy, has been in the House 10 years. He isn't--he couldn't be--· as benighted as John Rankin. I But It Doesn't Get Done Editorial of the Day EISENHOWER ON McCARTHY pEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE: Dwight D. tiscn- ^* hower has answered the question of what ho is going to do about supporting Senator Joe Me- ' Carthy. He is going to give him qualified support if he-is nominated for re-election by the Republicans of Wisconsin. This will not satisfy those who wanted Eisenhower to denounce McCarthy. Nor \till it satisfy those who. wanted him to praise McCarthy. In fact, it probably won't satisfy anybody, including McCarthy. But a careful reading and rereading of Eisenhower's answer should convince thoughtful people that even though h!s position seems to contradict itself it docs mi»ko sense. And that it is a sincere expression of views that come from his heart. ' What he snlt), in effect, was Ilia I. while he will not y'vc blanket support"to anyone who holds views t h a t violate his conception of what is decent, right, just and fair, lie believes in the two- party system with single party (at a t i m e ) responsibility so lie will support any man nominated by tho Republicans of nny slate. What ho means is Hint the Republicans o[ Wisconsin and of every other state have a right to nominate .anybody they want to ;ind to elect hint if they can, without interference from oulsiile their borders. And that the Republicans of Wisconsin, and of every other slate, have a right to elect as President, it they can, a man whose views may be diametrically opposed to those oC the man Iliey arc trying to elect as a senator, however illogical that may seem. Remember? Elf.. Eisenhower, Republican standard bearer, has stated that if elected he is ready to give "added responsibilities" to : ihe job .of Vice President. * There is nothing new ih that. Almost every nominee makes such a statement. -( We .hope^ ,how;ewr, .that ^Eisenhower Will be different from the others in that k« follows through on that promise if he gtt» the opportunity. 10 Y E A R S AGO A C'crro Gonlo County War Bond Drive parade will be staged wilh the 12th retreat held in Central Park, according to Commander Ed Pearson of the VFW who will be the officer of the day. No new passenger car tires were certified by Ihe Clear Lake rationing board during the week ending Aug. 22, according to a report today. 20 YEARS AGO Col. Hnnforcl MacNidqr, at present on leave oE absence from his duties as United States minister (o Canada, returned from a tour that included several days with the headquarters of the Republican party at Chicago and two. days at Ottawa, Can. He was checking up on (he progress of the construction of the new legation there. 30 YEARS AGO C. IT. Barber of Schankc k Company has been tendered a very attractive position by the Federal Securities Corporation of Chicago as their stale representative a n d will discontinue work wilh Schsnko Company, effective Sept. I. He will, however, continue as vice president and director of the Schanke firm. 40 YEARS AGO The Park Commissioner floated a brand new flag measuring 5 by 8 feet from the flag staff on the band stand at the new city park on East State street this morning. The flag is of good serviceable material and will last for several icasons. The carpenter work on the band stand has been completed. To Your Health! Roving Reporter MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO NERVES By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. *TJHE injection method is frequently the best way ·*· of giving medicines. Physicians often choose this method when they are seeking prompt, highly active results. Some people have an unreasonable fear of simple injections. But the opposite is perhaps more common in these days when insulin injections are used regularly by people everywhere. Many have become so used to thorn that they think anyone can give them. Certain injections may be given only by a doc- |,tor or trained nurse, and no one should give himself an injection of any kind unless'he has been carefully instructed. With any type of injection, there is always a slight risk of causing some damage to the tissues. Injections in the a r m : are more likely to produce cornpli* I cations than those yn:the 1 thigh. 1 This is why most""physicians' prefer to give injections in the DK.BUNDESEN thigh. Special care must be taken to avoid injecting too close to nerves, lest the tissues supplied by these nerves may be paralyzed. Many times a drooping wrist, or paralysis ot the muscles of the hands, may follow careless injections of medicine into the arm. The paralysis is usually temporary, however, and the person will recover full function ot the muscles \vilh proper physical therapy and exercises. ' Frequently it may be, necessary to keep the muscles active by electrical stimulation, while the damaged nerves that serve them are regrow- ing. It usually takes about four months for muscles to regain their proper strength. This type of paralysis can follow the injection of any subslance into the muscle. When an injection in the thigh comes too close to the sciatic nerve, iL can nlso cause paralysis of this nerve. In giving these facts, I do not moan to suggest that anyone should refuse injections of mccli- cino given by his physician. Physicians and nurses arc trained to know the proper sites oC injection. When the proper precaution is taken, it is only a very rare person who develops complications. Questions and Answers T. U. W.: My 10-monlh-old (laughter is healthy except that she sweats profusely on the soles of her feet. This sweating is very excessive. What do you advise? A n s w e r : Thi« s"-v.«Uur «f your child's f e e l 1« rtur l» some I n s t a b i l i t y of her ^jnip^thciio nerviuis s y s t e m \vhfch 1* a p*rl of the nerrotn n y i l e m lh:it rnnlrol.i Ihe n w e n t fl»ndn. ninny tlmr* a rhllil tilth lhl» romlltlim irlll h a v e it Ihrmifh- imt life. No Rum 1* known fnr lhr ill.Muiler. II Is unl a matter for Rrral concern, (or U will not came permanent 4ls- a b l l l l r In the cKtlil. NOT THE GOOD OLD DAYS By Hal Boyle of the AP xjEW YORK MV-Ever pine to live in the days of * ' old, when knights were bold, and the telephone was not invented? Those times seem glamorous and adventurous, as portrayed by Hollywood in such film epics as "Ivanhoe," based on Sir Walter Scott's famous tale. But a 20th century man, suddenly removed to the heyday of this 12th-century, metal-plated Hop- 1 along Cassidy, would find the going a little rough for his tastes. The modern girl would miss a few comforts, too. And as for Emily Post? (shudder) (shudder) (shudder). There were no such niceties as present day forks and spoons. You hacked off slabs of meat with crude.knives and ate by hand. Utensils were rarely washed. A husband coming home from t h e grocery store today is no such beast of burden as a knight faring .forth to battle. His combat gear weighed .;120 pounds, eight times the weight of the plastic body armor a marine now wears in Korea. And buying, a horse and suit of armor then was, more expensive than it is now to purchase a Rolls Royce and a tailored sport jacket. A coat-of-mail --made by hand of tiny mesh rings--took one man four to five months to complete. And you got only one fitting. It was hard to be a Horatio Alger hero. The best way for a poor lad to escape lifelong economic bondage was to become a priest or a knight. To become a knight a boy had to be placed in the household of a nobleman as a page at the age of 12. At 16, if he made the grade, he became a squire, or shield-bearer to a knight. And the final honor of knighthood--at the age of 21 or later--could be conferred only by another knight, a priest, or by royal edict. : It was no job for a juvenile 4eUnqurni. A knSihl found sTuiiij of ilt.ihonnrablr conduct received no second chance. lie sal on a raised plalfnrm. while, slv Driest* on each ltd* Intoned the "vl»ll of the dead." After each psalm a herald slrlpped awar a piece of armor. Then a hucket of filthy wa- ter was poured over the ex-anlfht's head, and he wju publicly execuled. There w»s n« parole system fnr ordinary criminals ellh- er. A common form of punishment was "Ihe judgment *f God"--the pouring of molten metat Into Ihe miscreant's ear. Von could get (his for stealing a handkerchief. · You think taxes are tougk t«4ar? In those dara Ihe lax collector »jfc»itd yrtu not »n the ba*(* of what you said fan were worth, hut what jour neighbors said. As they were all In Ihe same k*al, however. lomr. of the people were re»l .neighborly on this point. Highways are dangerous' enough ' now. nut then ther were so cut-law Infested that : even a lard dare nit ride from hit castle- at night except with aa armed bodyguard. And while (he moats were a (r*st. protection against enemies, (key also bred a lot of typhoid. ' ..To get your rights TUB couldn't call a cop. Y«W had U fight for them under arum. B«t ladles, priests and'person* under SI weren't allowed to f l g h l . They hired professional knights, known »»'.,"pug-gits." To be a knlghl waao't easy. You were supposed U have a knowledge of music, dancing, penmanship, drawing, horsemanship, the use «f .standard .weapons, and a mastery ·* the art of carving a .tide, of beef a| a banquet. The last: requirement explains the current shortage «f knights ta rattened Britain. ·· Medieval ladles often m»de vows never la undress »r hulhe until Ihe lord of the manor returned tram a journey. One wife kept this pledge for seven yean while her knlgbt was off on a crus.de. Y«n can «« now why kalgbtbood died out. How would yon .like to cent home to a da»e like thatT THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Jimmy Hotlo have before me a large ma nil a size envelope bearing the frank of Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin. It was sent to me without cost to the Senator as a "public document." In fact two copies reached the Globe Gazette office. -The contents of the envelopes consisted of an ecstatic review of McCarthy's book by one John Chamberlain an outright ad telling how to get additional copies at 10 cenU apiece, 5 cents in orders of 500, 4 cents in orders of-1,000 or ZVi cents in orders of 10,000. Alone with this was a plug for some other reprints available from "-The Freeman" and an offer of that publication at $5 a year. In short the McCarthy frank has been used for outright advertising o£ a book publisher and printer's wares. Somebody is promoting his business at public expense. The Wisconsin senator needs to be reminded that there are other sins in America than Communism. Wittingly or otherwise he has let himself become a party to a misuse of the public's funds. It's my hope that the rawness ot this deal will focus the spotlight on this whole miserable franking privilege and its notorious abuses. End of the String see by the papers that members of the British House of Commons found themselves tied in a knot the other day and, appropriately enough, all because of one man's reference to a piece of string. The ruckus started when a Laborite charged that the Conservative government's subsidy on calves would affect the price cycle at the "beginning end." When he was asked which end that was, he replied it was like a piece of string--one end 'is the "beginning end," the other the "final end." Where, he was then asked, is the "middle end?" Well, he answered, he wasn't going to go into that, but it was clear to him that the "final end is the finish." Amid laughter, that ended tlie\ argument. ..' · · . ' ' · ; · : *V It sounds as if.the English have developed their own version r of the famous Abbott and Costetlo go- around, "Who's on first?" Chicken o la King t was interested to learn · that chicken a la king was so named because it was first prepared for King Edward VII of England and according to his own recipe. GREAT STUFF.' YOU RUN OFF TUE ROAD AtfD SET ©ISASS STAIr^S OM MXIR TIRES! · LOMG MILES OF FLAT COUMTRX WHERE Q4M6E1? IS NAUGHT /ARE FEMCES OF OAK AMD OF IROM,WROU6Hj»v UT OJ CLIFFrlAN6£R CHASM WHERE GRIM DEATH E'ER LURKS, THE SAME COUNlTX PLANNERS VOTE v FENCELESS'{ \ JERKS. 1 . ttmo HAr TO ftRW, EDITOR, D«y DsMth Outlook nope Iowa motorists this Labor Day weekend will do better, than they did. last year. The score then was; 14 persons killed and 224 injured ut 439 traffic mishaps. Safety department records in Des Moine's reveal fhat 21 persons were killed in Iowa traffic accidents during one six-day period in August. ' "That," observed Safety Commissioner Pearl W. McMurry, "sets, a sobering precedent for Labor Day weekend." S. N. Jesperson, highway patrol chief, has asked drivers to regulate their speed to traffic conditions. "When you encounter slow moving traffic, be content to stay in line, be content to go slowly and easily until it is absolutely safe to pass." The p a t r o l , he said, "wilt make the strongest possible effort to apprehend drunken drivers this weekend" and asked private citizens to co-operate by reporting drunken or reckless drivers to tha nearest enforcement officers or state police radio station. Washington the Athlete : would have guessed that Abraham Lincoln was the most athletic of all American Presidents but I am seeing this distinction accorded to G e o r g a Washington. He had ah interest in all forms of athletics and excelled in several himself, it's claimed. Information, Please! 1. In Yiddish, what is meant by · a "goy?" 2. Where is the Zuyder Zee? 3. What is an amanuensis? 4. Where is the Sistine Chapel? 5. What is the subject of the statue, "The Discobolus?" , Answers--1. A male Gentile. 2. In the Netherlands. 3. One who writes from dictation. 4. In The Vatican, Rome. 5. A discus-thrower in action. BOUQUET To CLEAR LAKE-- for completing the installation of a modern street lighting system in the downtown section. Clear ^Lake thus joins a growing number .of North Iowa communities that have modernized their street lighting. The completion of this program is a tribute to the enterprise of Clear Lake business men. Did You Know? Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: leaders Ulbig this service far «aeitioos of fact--not toan- ael--should sign full nan* and addres* and Inclose 4 cents for retarn postage. Address The Mas** City Globe-Gasette Information Bureau, 13*o Eye Street N.E.. Washington 5, D.C. After discharge from ttit Navy how much tim» do*s · man hav* to d*cide whether or not to re-enlist and receive · bonus? The Department of the Navy says that a roan has 90 days to re-enlist in order to qualify for the re-enlistment bonus. Where is the largest zoological park in the world? In South Africa. The Kruger Naionat Park, a notable game preserve with an area of more than 8,400 square miles, is larger than the state of Massachusetts. What state produces the most cotton to the acre? Arizona last year harvested an average of 825 pounds to the acre and California, 640 J pounds. .What was Walter Johnson's top speed when pitching,* baseball? Walter Johnson's fast ball was timed at 122 feet a second. This is approximately 83.2 miles an hour. How much money did the government receive last year from so- jtM security payments and how 'much was paid ovt in pensions? The federal old-age and survivors insurance trust fund for fiscal 1951 amounted to $2,320,205,154.69. Benefit payments for-the same period amounted to ?1,1M,909,979,96. How m a n y acres of land are planted to potatoes? The Depart- mcri of Agriculture figure for expected 1952 planting is 1,373,000 acres, compared with 1,379,000 in 1951. The average for 1941 through 1950 was 2,457,000 acres. To what extent is television now used in foreign countries? Transmitters are in operation in England,. France, Germany, Union ot Soviet Socialist Republics, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina and Japan. How many trucks does H take to remove trash and refuse from New York City's streets? Some 4,000 pieces of motorized equipment are used. In an average year the quantity disposed of reaches a total of 1,460,000 truck loads. How much steak for broiling i» obtained from * steor? "Approximately 55 per cent of a good-grade ster is beef and only 15 per cent of the beef is steak suitable for broiling. Are MM'bones or ttte teeth tho hardest components «f the human body, 1 The teeth. The bulk of tooth structure is dentine, a hard substance that is chemically very similar to bone. It is covered with an even harder material, the enamel. ALAN BROCKBANS; today's Birthday A L A N ELLIOT BROCKBANK, born AUB. M, 1903, in Salt Lake City, son of an auditor and automobile dealer. P r e s i d e n t of the National Ass o c i a t ion of Home Builders, B r o c kbank is a descendant of a pioneer Mor- m o n f a m i l y . Builder of more than 700 houses, t h i s amiable, non - drinker, non - smoker, is a confirmed believer that people, not buildings, create slums. He is championing a nationwide modernization program. Please giva a few facts about the Thoreau Society. The Thoreau Society is an informal organization of several hundred students and followers of the life and works of Henry David Thoreau. Membership is open to anyone interested. The "Thoreau Society Bulletin" is issued quarterly by the secretary. The society was founded in 1941, and headquarters are at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Do sea animals travel widely or do they remain in certain localities? Only a few animals make "use of the entire ocean area. One of these is the sperm whale which has a habit of traveling round the world., The albatross, an ocean bird, also travels far. Some ocean fish migrate, spending one season near shore, another season farther away. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER lulled Every Week D»y by Ihe GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY I2I-123 E. SUlt St, , Telephone 3»00 Entered as second elasi matter. April 12, 1»M. «t the PMtofflce »t Mason City, Iowa. under th« act-pt M*rch S, 1873. IEE T. I.OOMIS.-- ... ...... Publisher W. E A B L HALL ....... Mufl n ( Edtt.r ENOCH A. NO*EM.--.A»^Ui:E4H.r THO* J. J E X S E N - - - - ...... Cltf Erfilnr tlOsTD L. GEEs,----.. A « T ertUI,, f M»r. 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